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Our Doctors & Staff –
Dr. Seow Kang Hong - Centre for Orthopaedics
Curriculum Vitae

Dr Seow has been an Orthopaedic Surgeon for over 25 years and is currently a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Parkway East Hospital. He was the Director, Adult Reconstruction Service at the Singapore General Hospital before he left for private practice in 2002. He has performed many orthopaedic operations in the course of his career. His special interests are hip and knee joint replacement and reconstruction surgery.

Dr Seow Kang Hong started his career as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1987 and joined the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) as a Consultant in 1989. In 1998, Dr Seow was appointed as the Deputy Head of SGH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and concurrently appointed as the Director to its Adult Reconstruction Service till 2002, where he was instrumental in bringing the department to new heights.

Beside his vast experience in treating Orthopaedic conditions and performing close to 150 knee and hip related operations per year, Dr Seow is also a dedicated speaker and trainer with numerous local and overseas institutions. He was a reviewer with National Medical Research Council of Singapore and Guest Editor of the Orthopaedic Journal of China.

Academic Qualifications
  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • Passed examination held by Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduate, USA
  • FRCS (Edinburgh)
  • FRCS (Glasgow)
  • Entered on the roll of Orthopaedic Surgeon by the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
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Professional Membership
  • Vice President of Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • President of Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Honorary Professor to the Quindao, 2nd Peoples’ Hospital, PRC
  • Reviewer of National Medical Research Council Singapore, 2000 to 2005
  • External Examiner to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan, 2001
  • Assessor of Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 2001 to 2005
  • Examiner for Master of Medicine (Family Medicine), 10 – 16 November 2008
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Publications & Awards
  • The results of the Alar-Transverse Fusion – The Singapore Experience presented at the 11th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting in Singapore, September 1-4, 1988
  • Rotator Cuff tear in Annual Orthopaedic Review 1987/1988 presented at Auditorium, College of Medicine Building, January 15-16, 1988
  • The lateral Humeral Condyle Fractures in the Singapore Child presented at the 10th  Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, October, 1987 in Singapore
  • Management of Pelvic fractures in Annual Orthopaedic Review 1986 presented at Conference Room, Singapore General Hospital, December 13-14, 1986
  • Treatment of Intertrochanteric Fracture: Jewett’s vs Sliding nail – presented at XI Combined Annual meeting of the Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and Singapore Orthopaedic Association in November 1985 held in Kuala Lumpur
  • Fractures neck of femur.  Results of Hemiarthroplasty Presented at XI Combined Annual Meeting of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and Singapore Orthopaedic Association in November 1985 held in Kuala Lumpur
  • Occipito-atlanto-axial Instability – Operative treatment presented at Post 8th Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association Congress meeting November 1985 in Kuala Lumpur
  • High Tibial Osteotomy Fixation with Early Mobilization and weight bearing presented at the Post 8th Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association Congress November 1985 in Kuala Lumpur
  • Received Outstanding Service Award from SGH on April 23 , 1993
  • Pedicular screw fixation in Spinal Surgery presented at 1st Sino-Singapore Traumatology Meeting held in Taian, Shandong, China on September 11, 1994
  • The management of C1, C2 instability presented at 1st Sino-Singapore Traumatology Meeting held in Taian, Shandong, China on September 11, 1994
  • Total Knee replacement – Singapore experience presented at conference held in 88th Liberation Army Hospital, Shandong, China on September 9, 1994
  • Total Hip Replacement – Singapore experience presented at conference held in 88th Liberation Army Hospital Shandong, China on September 8, 1994
  • Public forum on Multi-disciplinary approach to overweight patient held in Sheraton Tower on July 3, 1994
  • Public forum on Management of Osteoporosis held in Mandarin Hotel on March 3, 1994
  • Comparison of the result of Spinal fusion for Spondylolisthesis in patients who are instrumented versus patients who are not published in Singapore Medical Journal 1993, Vol 34 : pg 51-54
  • Tumours of the Spine presented at the 5th Ministry of Health and Cleveland Clinic Foundation Update, September 7-8, 1991
  • Spinal disorders in the Elderly in the College of General Practitioners Journal Vol XVII  No. 2, April – June 1991
  • Chondrosarcoma of the Spines – Results of two cases in Annual Academy of Medicine in May 1991 issue, Vol 21 No. 3
  • Spinal disorders in the Elderly presented at 3rd Annual Scientific Conference at the College of General Practitioners, Singapore, October 20-21, 1990
  • Experience with pedicle Screw Spinal Fixation presented at 13th SOA Meeting, August 2-5, 1990
  • The results of Putti-Platt Surgery for Recurrent Dislocation of the Shoulder presented at 3rd Annual Orthopaedic Review in Singapore, March 18-19, 1989
  • SGH Service with a Heart Award
  • Talk on Rheumatism and Arthritis.  Presented at Physiotherapy Department, Singapore General Hospital on December 13, 1995
  • Talk on The benefits of exercises for Osteoporosis.  Presented at Physiotherapy Department, Singapore General Hospital on December 13, 1995
  • Petrochanteric fracture fixation presented at AO Course, Beijing, China on November 7, 1995
  • Tension band wiring in Olecranon and patellar fracture presented at AO Course, Beijing, China on November 6, 1995
  • Public forum on osteoporosis at Mandarin Ballroom on September 24, 1995
  • Management of Spinal Fractures in the Elderly.  Presented at AMKCH  lecture theatre on August 16, 1995
  • Public forum on management of osteoporois held in Kuching, Sibu & Kota Kinabalu, June 14-18, 1995
  • RCS interview on prolapsed intervertebral disc January 17, 1995
  • Television I Interview on Backache, January 8, 1995
  • Cannulated screw fixation presented at AO Course, Beijing, China on January 8, 1995
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis in Total Knee Replacement presented at 19th Singapore Orthopaedic Association, November 1996
  • The Result of Revision Total Hip Replacement presented at the Combined Surgical Meeting Academy of Medicine in October 1996
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement in Singapore presented at 2nd Congress of Hip Section Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association, September 19-21, 1996
  • Total Hip Replacement-Singapore Experience presented at Joint Orthopaedic Meeting SGH with NingXia Medical College, China , September 4, 1996
  • Total Hip Replacement-Singapore Experience presented at Joint Orthopaedic Meeting SGH with Xia PLA Hospital, China, September 1, 1996
  • Talk on Arthritis and Rheumatism delivered at Yuhua Community Club, Singapore on May 10, 1996
  • Talk on Arthritis and Rheumatism delivered at Crawford Community Club, Sngapore on April 12, 1996
  • Comparing staple fixation to buttress plate fixation in high tibial osteotomy. Published in Annals Academy of Medicare, Singapore in March 1996, vol. 25 No.2, pg 233-235
  • Operative Procedures of Spine Surgery.  Presented at Nanyang Polytechnic on February 7, 1996
  • SGH CEO’s Service Award
  • Total Knee Replacement in Singapore and Revision Hip Arthroplasty presented at the Seminar of Hip and Knee at the First Affiliated Hospital Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, PRC on April 28- 29, 1998
  • Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement in Singapore presented at the the Seminar of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at Rui Jin Hospital, Shanghai, No. 2 Medical University, April 26-27, 1998
  • Hybrid Hip Singapore Experience presented at the Trend of Total Hip Arthroplasty, April 22-23, 1998, at Le Meridien Phuket, Thailand
  • Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty presented at the Quidao Annual Orthopaedic Meeting on October 16, 1997 at Quidao 2nd People Hospital,PRC
  • Trend in Total Hip Arthroplasty presented in 1997 Chinese Mount Tai International Orthopaedic Congress, October 11-16, 1997 at Taian, Shandong, PRC
  • Total Hip Replacement – Singapore Experience presented at Shinan of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, September 4-5, 1997 at Nine People’s Hospital, Shanghai Second Medical University, PRC
  • Total Hip Replacement-Singapore Experience presented at 4th Beijing Total Joint Arthroplasty Symposium, September 1-3, 1997 at People Hospital of Beijing Medical University, PRC
  • The Results of Open Acromioplasty in Impingement Syndrome – A Restrospective Study published in SMJ 1997 Vol. 38 : pg 22-24
  • Total Hip Replacement-Singapore Experience presented at Orthopaedic Scientific Meeting SGH with University of North Sumatra, Medan, Indonesia, March 7-9, 1997
  • Should the patella be resurfaced?  Presented at 2nd Scientific Meeting Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society at Shanghai PRC on September 9, 2000
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis of the TKR published in Annals of Academy of Medicine, Singapore. July 2000;  Vol. 29 pg 428-433
  • Use of low molecular weight repair for prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis in TKR – A study of its efficacy on Asian population published in Annals of Academy, Singapore, July 2000; Vol.29 No.4 pg 439-441
  • Total Knee Replacement in Singapore General Hospital presented at Centre for Traumatology of Orthopaedics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on October 26, 2000
  • Challenges in Revision TKA and Patella Resurfacing, Yes or No. presented at Current Development in Knee Reconstruction Meeting at Beijing, PRC, April 14 –16, 2000
  • Results of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty published at SMJ Vol.41, Jan 2000, 1:6
  • Mobile Bearing Knee – Singapore Experience presented at Dragon Knee 5th Investigators’ Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand,  September 20, 2003
  • “Choosing a TKR Implant- What does young surgeon need to know?” presented at 5th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Arthroplasty Society in Kuala Lumpur, August 7-10, 2003
  • Co-investigator on Clinical Trial: Prospective, Uncontrolled, Multi-centre, Post-Marketing Surveillance Study to Evaluate the Long-term Performance of Summit Tapered Hip in Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Co-investigator on Clinical Trial: A clinical evaluation of NexGen LPS-high flex fixed bearing knee in Asia population
  • Co-investigator on Clinical Trial: A randomized parallel group, double blind study to evaluate the safety and efficiency of Etoricoxib and Celecoxib in patients with Osteoarthritis of the knee or hip
  • Co-investigator on Clinical Trial: A randomized double blind study to evaluate the Tolerability and effectiveness of Etoricoxib vs. Diclofenac in patients with Osteoarthritis
  • Co-investigator on Clinical Trial: A clinical evaluation of the Low Contact Stress classic and universal Mobile Bearing Total Knee System
  • Influence of Patellar thickness on results of Total Knee Arthroplasty published in the Journal of Arthroplasty Vol.17 No. 1, 2002, pg 56-61
  • A 52 years old man with limited hip movements published in The American Journal of Orthopaedics, November 2002, Vol. XXXI No.11, pg 655-658
  • The need for early fixation in cementless Hip – Asia Experience – presented at the Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society Meeting at Phuket, Thailand in September 2002
  • Cementless acetabulum and How to avoid complication in Total Knee Replacement presented at Hip and Knee Workshops in Hanoi, Vietnam on April 20-21, 2002
  • What’s new in Total Hip Replacement And Surgical tips in Total Knee replacement presented at 2002 Shanghai Hip and Knee Symposium at Shanghai, PRC in March 2002
  • Shatec Excellent Service Award (Silver)
  • Isolated Patellar Revisions for Failed Metal-backed Components, 2 to 9 Year Follow Up published in The Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 19 No. 7, 2004 pg 880 – 886
  • Metal on Metal Total Hip Replacement with large articular surfaces presented at the Total Joint Meeting in Luo Yang, People Republic of China on April 4, 2008
  • Pingat Bakti Setia National Day Award
  • SGH Service with a Heart Award
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Conferences Attended
  • Singapore Combined AO Course held on October 10-14, 1990
  • 15th SOA Meeting November 12 -15, 1992
  • Combined Meeting of Singapore Orthopaedic Association and Sports Medicine Association  (16th SOA and SMAS Scientific Meeting), June 11-13, 1993
  • 1st Sino-Singapore Orthopaedic Traumatology Meeting in Taian, Shandong, China, September 11-14, 1994
  • 14th Asean Orthopaedic Association/17th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting, November 3-6, 1994
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, 1997
  • 20th SOA Annual Scientific Meeting, October 20-23, 1997
  • 4th Beijing Total Joint Arthroplasty Symposium, September 1-31, 1997 at Peoples’ Hospital of Beijing Medical University
  • Seminar of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.September 4-5, 1997 at Nine Peoples’ Hospital, Shanghai, PRC
  • 97 Chinese Mount Tai International Orthopaedic Congress October 11-16, 1997 at Taian Shandong PRC
  • Trends in Total Hip Artrhoplasty April 22-23, 1998 at Le Meridien Phuket, Thailand
  • Seminar of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at The First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical College, GuangZhou, PRC, April 28-29, 1998
  • Seminar of the Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at Rui Jin Hospital, Shanghai No. 2 Medical University, April 26-27, 1998
  • Royal College of Surgeons Primary and Advanced Knee Course by Academy of Medicine, Singapore, December 1-3, 2000
  • Joint Reconstruction Course at Trauma and Orthopaedic Centre.  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,  October 26-27, 2000
  •  2nd Scientific Meeting Asia-Pacific Arthroplasty Society held at the Worldfield Hotel Shanghai, PRC,  September 8-10, 2000
  • Current Development in Knee Reconstruction Course held at Beijing by Beijing Jishuitan Hospital April 14-16, 2000
  • Workshop of Arthroscopic Surgery, Indian Orthopaedic Association  at Calcutta National Medical College from January 20-22, 2000
  • Arthroscopic Workshop at All India Institute of Medical Sciences from January 15-20, 2000
  • 2002 Shanghai Hip and Knee Symposium held in Shanghai, People Republic of China on March 6-8, 2002
  • APAS 2004, 6th Annual Scientific Meeting Beijing, China from April 21-25, 2004
  • The National Forum of Modern Diagnosis and Treatment  on Hip Joint in Luo Yang, People Republic of China April 4-6, 2008
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